How’s The New Inlet / Bellport Inlet / Breach doing post-Jonas? It’s still beautiful, but in new and different ways! Stephen Borghardt, A Director of Save The Great South Bay was up in Dave Sieglinger’s plane to take a look. Great shots!
We absolutely need to start managing our drinking water on Long Island, or we will not have any drinking water in due time. Salt water intrusion has already begun to taint the aquifers because we pump far too much water out, half for our lawns. We’ve chosen our lawns over our children, above the needs of future generations! Toxic plumes of VOCs (Volatile Organic Chemicals) large and small, seep ever further and wider into the groundwater, imperiling the one source of water we have.
A class to teach young people the art of oyster growing is about to begin in Islip at Great Atlantic Shellfish Farms. Register now! Create your own oyster garden. Learn the art of oyster cultivation, and maybe someday become a bayman. That would help to bring an industry — and a bay back!
We need to be able to use oysters as a means of cleaning up the polluted water in our bays. The science and the economics argues strongly for this. We just need to grow those oysters in places where people will not be able to poach them. The big fear is that oysters taken from uncertified waters getting people sick would severely impact the local oyster industry. New Jersey is changing their law. New York needs to as well.